I have been making these to pass out for the holidays (instead of cookies) since the recipe was first published, along with "Malabar Pecans" and "Almonds with Parmesan, Rosemary & Fennel". My friends look forward to them every year. I always add grated fresh ginger to the walnut recipe. In the almond recipe I add more fennel seed since I love it.
All of these recipes are easy to make, and are yummy.
I've been making these for years. I also use pecans because I like them better. I take them to parties at the holidays and give them as gifts. Easy, do-ahead appetizer. Everybody loves them.
These were SO yummy! I used pecan halves instead of walnuts (only small walnut pieces available in my store) - thanks lobsterwoman for suggesting pecans! I also increased the ginger slices and tabasco (thanks cejh), for a bit more heat. These would make an amazing hostess gift.
I made these tonight for the first time. I love being able to make appetizers days before a party. They were easy and are finger lickin good. Next time I'll do as other reviews have said and increase the ginger and tobasco for a little more heat. Thanks for a great recipe. Linda
I substitute pecans, definitely add extra pieces of ginger and ramp up the tabasco. I use this recipe ALL the time, both for salads at home and as Christmas gifts. Thought it was about time I added my stars, all 5!
I can only reiterate what the previous reviewer said: delicious! Also easy & really not very much sugar. I will probably add a touch more of the spice & ginger. Tks for a great recipe!
These walnuts are delicious! The maple syrup, the ginger and the tabasco sauce give the nuts a sweet yet spicy flavor. I added the amount of tabasco called for in the recipe but I think next time I would add a little bit more just to kick them up a notch.